Local writer Trish Bennett is the latest ‘Lunchtime Leaves’ guest

Lunchtime Leaves is a new literary initiative at the Roscommon Arts Centre, which sees accomplished writer Louise G Cole curate a series of monthly lunchtime readings with Roscommon writers/poets.

The initiative is based on Autumn Leaves – the Roscommon Broadsheet of Writing, published each autumn by Roscommon Arts Office and edited by Louise in 2023. Readings take place in an informal setting in the arts centre foyer, with complimentary tea and coffee.

The first reading took place on January 25th with guest Carol Beirne, and the second took place on February 29th with guest Jessamine O’Connor. The most recent reading was held last week on March 28th with guest Trish Bennett, who won the Roscommon New Writing Award in 2022. An open mic opportunity for local writers was included as part of the event.

The fourth and final Lunchtime Leaves, with guest Gerry Boland, is set to take place later this month on April 25th, from 1 pm. Admission is €5.

For more information, see roscommonartscentre.ie.